Despite the open animosity aimed at Diego Costa from Arsenal fans, many would still like to see him play for the Gunners.

Chelsea are looking to part ways with Costa as the relationship between the player and manager failed to recover enough after January when the Spanish striker wanted a move to China.

The move eventually broke down and Costa was left at the club and on the brink of being expelled from the first team squad. The 28-year-old managed to make peace with the manager somewhat and made 42 appearances for Chelsea through the season, scoring 22 goals and making eight assists.

His undoubted quality and a lack of competition at the club certainly contributed to the fact he played as a regular starter, but the player is now expected to leave and according to the report, Arsenal’s fans would gladly take him.

Diego Costa is famous for his ‘dirty’ approach and has been involved in numerous spats with opposing players. Arsenal’s Gabriel and Rob Holding got to experience that first hand in the FA Cup final.

Despite the public dislike for the player, Arsenal fans still wouldn’t mind the Spaniard joining their team.

It’s impossible to deny his quality and the Premier League obviously suits him. The general view from many fans is that Costa could really help Arsenal get back on track and win trophies.

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